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Language Most Useful?

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by dmash, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. Rivey

    Rivey Well-Known Member

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    English, Spanish, Mandarin covers the majority of the world as far as languages go. Russian wouldn't be bad if you're involved in business in Eastern Europe.

    I'd be careful about using Russian in Eastern Europe. Most Eastern European countries, i.e Czech Republic, Hungary, have bad memories of Soviet occupation. Granted, it would be easier to get around with Russian rather than learning 8 or so different languages. But don't expect to recieve very warm responses using Russian throughout that region.

    Also, to the OP, don't overlook French. Like Spanish, it's relatively easy and fun to learn, and it's still considered a sign of sophistication throughout the world. And it's always a surefire panty dropper.
     
  2. uhurit

    uhurit Senior member

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    You don't need to learn Russian to do business in the former soviet republics, English would do just fine.
    Besides, Russian is not for amateurs: extremely complex grammar/long multi-syllable words/enormous slanguage and regional/age group variations. Requires linguistic abilities well above average.
     
  3. Mandrake9072

    Mandrake9072 Senior member

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    and very often if two indians from differnt regions talk, the common language will be english before hindi

    +1

    As an Indian I can definitely confirm this. In fact, as of recent if you are at most MNCs, English is very prevalent.
     
  4. clee1982

    clee1982 Senior member

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    In order of importance (If you live in the Americas): English, Spanish, Mandarin / Cantonese.

    Agree except I would say forget about Cantonese...
     
  5. clee1982

    clee1982 Senior member

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    How can I improve afterward?

    Date a Russian chick and I am serious.
     
  6. L.R.

    L.R. Senior member

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    I shall have to try that. I'll report back soon.
     

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